Only love can break your heart [electronic resource] : a novel / by Ed Tarkington.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Love can make people do terrible things." Welcome to Spencerville, Virginia, 1977. Eight-year-old Rocky worships his older brother, Paul. Sixteen and full of rebel cool, Paul spends his days cruising in his Chevy Nova blasting Neil Young, cigarette dangling from his lips, arm slung around his beautiful, troubled girlfriend. Paul is happy to have his younger brother as his sidekick. Then one day, in an act of vengeance against their father, Paul picks up Rocky from school and nearly abandons him in the woods. Afterward, Paul disappears. Seven years later, Rocky is a teenager himself. He hasn't forgotten being abandoned by his boyhood hero, but he's getting over it, with the help of the wealthy neighbors' daughter, ten years his senior, who has taken him as her lover. Unbeknownst to both of them, their affair will set in motion a course of events that rains catastrophe on both their families. After a mysterious double murder brings terror and suspicion to their small town, Rocky and his family must reckon with the past and find out how much forgiveness their hearts can hold.
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    • ISBN:
      9781616205416
      1616205415
    • Accession Number:
      934248041
    • Accession Number:
      lcc.179995
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    • ABNT:
      TARKINGTON, E. Only love can break your heart. [electronic resource] : a novel. [s. l.]: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2016. ISBN 9781616205416. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.179995&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 11 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Tarkington E. Only Love Can Break Your Heart. [Electronic Resource] : A Novel. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill; 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.179995&custid=s6224580. Accessed December 11, 2019.
    • APA:
      Tarkington, E. (2016). Only love can break your heart. [electronic resource] : a novel. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.179995&custid=s6224580
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Tarkington, Ed. 2016. Only Love Can Break Your Heart. [Electronic Resource] : A Novel. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.179995&custid=s6224580.
    • Harvard:
      Tarkington, E. (2016) Only love can break your heart. [electronic resource] : a novel. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.179995&custid=s6224580 (Accessed: 11 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Tarkington, E 2016, Only love can break your heart. [electronic resource] : a novel, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, viewed 11 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Tarkington, Ed. Only Love Can Break Your Heart. [Electronic Resource] : A Novel. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.179995&custid=s6224580.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Tarkington, Ed. Only Love Can Break Your Heart. [Electronic Resource] : A Novel. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.179995&custid=s6224580.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Tarkington E. Only love can break your heart. [electronic resource] : a novel [Internet]. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill; 2016 [cited 2019 Dec 11]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.179995&custid=s6224580

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2015 October #2

Titled after a Neil Young song, Tarkington's first novel recounts the coming-of-age of Richard "Rocky" Askew. Rocky is a decent kid who makes bad-boy decisions as he grows up—trysts in an older woman's hayloft, intentional expulsion from Macon Prep for explicit sketches on World Book Encyclopedia pages, just to list a couple. His big half brother, the rebellious heartthrob, Paul, pulls stunts such as abducting Rocky from school one day and leaving home for years only to return unannounced. Due in part to his reputation, Paul is framed for the double homicide of neighbors Brad and Jane Culver. The Askews and the Culvers are hyper, higher-class families burdened with internal dysfunction and unfortunate events; it seems everyone drinks and smokes to cope. From beginning to end, the plotline is intense, never flagging. From the bleeding heart Tarkington stitches on Rocky's sleeve there arises both scandal and rivalry, along with a touch of the paranormal and religious faith. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2015 November #1

When the Culvers move into a long-vacant mansion next to Rocky and his family in a sleepy Virginia town, they set in motion events that will eventually result in two murders, never completely solved. During the intervening years, Rocky grows up idolizing his older brother and learning about the facts of life (both carnal and spiritual) in the shadow of Twin Oaks, and of the family who occupies it. Set in the 1970s, this heartbreakingly effective coming-of-age story about the importance of love in one's life is replete with moments of harsh cruelty and tender love. Beautifully written, it vividly brings to life its Southern characters, landscape, and small-town claustrophobia. Readers will stop and reread paragraphs, not because of confusion but for the pure joy of the language. VERDICT Fans of Kathryn Stockett's The Help will embrace debut author Tarkington's depiction of Southern life at a time of changing social mores. Those who liked Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat will also find much to appreciate here. Most of all, readers who can't get enough of Wiley Cash, Ron Rash, and Brian Panowich will delight in discovering this fine new writer.—Sharon Mensing, Emerald Mountain Sch., Steamboat Springs, CO

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